The BFA and Lazy E Arena are excited to announce the new location for the BFA World Championship as well as new dates and the new futurity eligibility rule. The BFA World Championship will be November 15–24, 2019. To facilitate the move to Lazy E Arena in November, the futurity horse eligibility date will be November 15. This rule will take effect November 2019. Foals born in 2016 shall not compete in a barrel racing event prior to November 15, 2019.
Expanded move-in time, increased added money, facility readiness and no conflict with the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo for contestants or sponsors are among the considerations for this BFA board decision. Lazy E Arena is a production partner with the BFA and will be working with the BFA board of directors to prepare for the 2019 BFA World Championship.
The BFA World Championship will continue offering the SuperStakes, futurity, derby, juvenile futurity, amateur futurity final, youth futurity final, amateur derby final, open 4D and junior barrel race. The Future Fortunes Stallion Incentive program will feature its bonus programs for owners, breeders and stallion owners.
Lazy E Arena hosts rodeos, horse shows and versatility events as well as the National Little Britches Rodeo Association Finals on its scenic 180 acres. The experienced and hospitable production staff works to create a unique performance equine event experience. BFA is looking forward to this opportunity and partnership with Lazy E Arena. More importantly, BFA and Lazy E Arena are investing in the success and growth of the barrel racing futurity industry.
More information will be released in the upcoming months. Questions and inquiries can be directed to BFA secretary Cindy Arnold via email at [email protected] or telephone at 918-773-5246. Information submitted by Tamara Reinhart